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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Thork crows for a bit
« on: December 16, 2019, 01:32:56 AM »
The UK had a general election. You wouldn't know it because the lefty champagne Socialists on this site probably don't want to talk about.

I'll summarise for those that didn't understand the main talking points.

The British were offered some cold blooded Capitalists who would list their first born on the FTSE100 if they thought they might make a profit OOOOORRRRRR socialism.

So the British had a quick look at Venezuala to see what all this socialism mumbo jumbo is about, decided that they liked eating and that socialism probably wasn't for them. The NHS selling Tory party won by a landslide.

This has had the effect of 'draining the swamp' in the UK. Some of the most hideous politicians have now all lost their seats. And Socialism is for now at least ... dead in the UK.

Now of course the USA has the same opportunity coming up if they have Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren on the 2020 ticket, and I expect the USA to do the same thing and boot the wicked socialists out.

Of course, Twitter has had a meltdown. British media has had a melt down. Students have had a melt down. Celebs have been having melt downs. I'm up to my armpits in salt and have been enjoying it very much. Its been like a nice little early Christmas present. Oh, and Brexit is now going to be a thing.

In this thread I'd like to collect leftist tears. Please can Pete Svarrior and others report for duty. I want to hear how it was Brexit's fault, how it was the fault of antisemitism, how the Russians ate their homework, how the electorate just didn't understand the Labour Manifesto because it was too clever for them, and how under no circumstances whatsoever was it the manifesto to blame. The Manefesto (peace be on it) was perfect, and it must not change for the next election. Even if Corbyn goes, the brain scrubbing must continue.

Technology & Information / Nephew's Computer
« on: November 27, 2019, 09:13:00 PM »
So he's 12 ... he's been asking his dad for a 'gaming PC' ... he wants to join the master race.

His Dad (my brother in law) asked me if I'd build a computer with him. My sister and her husband are going to shake down all the relatives for parts. RAM from an auntie, CPU from grandma etc.

Anyhoo we're building this on xmas day

Ryzen 2600X
Radeon 5700
16Gb 3200 DDR4
480Gb nvme
3Tb 7200 HDD
B450 motherboard m-ATX
Case with unicorn puke fans
650W PSU Bronze+
windows 10 home
144hz 1440p freesync 32" monitor (curved)

So a reasonable system. Sure, we're not made of money and the little prick likely won't get me anything so compromises have been made. But looking for a 1440p gaming experience. I don't play games that seriously but I'm guessing a 12 year old should like this. If not, I'll just disown him. Not sure I like him much anyhow.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / I want good news
« on: November 25, 2019, 07:39:04 PM »
I get a bit fed up with the news. Everyday its the same depressing crap. Someone got stabbed in London, Greta Thunberg is being 'wonderful', the EU is a utopia and we're going to be so so sorry we left, Trump is orange and bad, Putin is also bad because he meddles and on and on and on it goes.

Now there are some 'good news' websites ... but to me they aren't full of good news.

try this one

Front page is full of stories I consider to be bad news.
"Non-binary cabin announcements take off" - so the weird gender bender thing is getting more traction. That's not good news.
"European Investment Bank to end fossil fuel funding" - so energy is going to cost more. That's not good news either.
"Green party: how are festivals upping their environmental credentials?" - the paedophiles and alarmists getting more popular ... no, not good news either.

^ This is a liberal echo chamber. To me, its all bad news. If all those people died in a horrible fire, then that would be good news.

Let's try another.

Uplifting stories from the BBC.
"Man hands out free boots so kids can play sport" - yeah, I don't really care about this. Its such a small thing. Labour promising to steal people's money in the next election isn't countered by a man giving out free boots.
"At 26, Max lives alone in a caravan five miles outside Fort William, managing university pressures whilst fighting for settled status, yet he’s happier than he’s ever been." - great, a happy immigrant. Super. Again, too small and he shouldn't be there in the first place.
"The first ever Global Happiness Conference is being held at a school in Worcestershire." - Ok none of this is good news.

Its just small community news. I want good news. Good big news.
Elon Musk losing money hand over fist.
Google on the end of a $170m fine.
Hilary Clinton falls down the stairs.
USA declares war on France, rest of the world agrees to help.

Like proper big good news. Does anyone know of a website that does good news that I would like?

Technology & Information / Twitch Pricing
« on: November 12, 2019, 05:25:53 PM »
Twitch pricing is outrageous. There, I said it.  >o<

To subscribe to a streamer you can choose

Tier 1 - $4.99
Tier 2 - $9.99
Tier 3 - $24.99

Let us ignore Tier 2 & 3 as just fantasy land. Let's look at Tier 1.

For $4.99 per month you can remove the adverts, get access to 'emotes' and if the streamer happens to have it on, use 'subscriber chat'. That's the value proposition. For one account, for one streamer. If you wish to subscribe to more streamers, the price keeps going linearly so subscribe to just 3 streamers and you are paying $14.97 per month. To watch 3 different people in their bedrooms play computer games, yawn and eat their dinners.

I would also argue that for $4.99 per month you could instead get Apple's new streaming service. Which is an account for the entire family and has millions of dollars of new content such as Jason Momoa in 'See'. How does a streamer compete with that?
Its a direct competitor. Same price, wants my eyeballs.
Clearly I can't subscribe to everything. I need to make choices. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, Disney TV etc etc. Why do I choose a streamer on Twitch? And how the hell are any of them worth $4.99?

I don't understand why Twitch would have such a stupid business model. If it was $4.99 for Twitch ... ie the entire site and I get to watch ad-free for $4.99 ... OK, if I'm spending enough time there, that might be worth it. Apple TV vs Twitch ... sure ... they could both be worth $4.99. But a single streamer? This is madness. And I think deeply unfair on the streamers. To expect them to generate $4.99 worth of content per month.
"Hey, woman in her bedroom who bodypaints herself on Twitch, Disney just added all their Marvel back catalogue, their national geographic documentaries, their stars wars and Pixar content and all the Disney films and cartoons for me to watch this month. Just $6.99. What are you going to do to compete this month?"

How can it be that 2 streamers cost more that Netflix?

Netflix is 24/7. A streamer needs to sleep, take days off, have holidays. Let's say they stream a staggering 60 hours a week ... well my new Apple TV+ account is available 108 hours a week more! Most of the time, a streamers account isn't even on ... their channel is off ... a channel I might be paying $4.99 a month for. And why would I be interested in watching a single individual for say 20 hours a week unless I had a weird obsession with them? If I'm only watching 5 hours a week I'm not really getting my money's worth, am I?

Now there is the argument that you are 'supporting' the streamer. Sure. Why can't I do that via donations? Why is the subscribe 'support' the 50% goes to Twitch bit? Am I supporting Twitch? A multi-billion dollar platform whose parent company is Amazon? Surely amazon doesn't need my 'support'. If I'm just supporting I can donate, like I would to a busker.

I do not see how Twitch can scale under this model. Sure, there will always be people who will pay over the odds as money isn't really an object. But for most people it is. If you were going to subscribe to say 3 streamers a month and throw $15 at twitch every month, now I have to choose 3 streamers? And stay committed to those ones and only watch those ones for a whole month? The entire thing is bizarre. It is like being subscribed to Netflix and only being allowed to watch Breaking Bad and absolutely nothing else for $4.99 and if I want to watch say Sense8 ... another $4.99 and then I want to watch Orange is the New Black ... yup another $4.99.

Twitch should either be $4.99 for access to the whole site and you can tip streamers individually, or you set the price to what they are actually worth. About $0.10 a month each.

Even at $0.99 I could almost say "expensive for what it is, but its only $0.99 and I might watch say 5 streamers regularly a month and 5 bucks ... fine". But I'm not paying $25 a month to watch 5 different streamers.

And if you are reading this thinking "just watch with the adverts" then you aren't someone who has ever tried to watch Twitch and been smashed with 5 ads on the bounce every 5 mins. And its not like TV where the program stops during the adverts. Oh no. The stream goes on only you can't follow it until the ads are over.

Twitch is a stupid business model that vastly over-prices and puts unrealistic pressure on streamers to deliver content, that is just impossible for them to compete with other streaming services. Prove me wrong.


It is quite the interview. I'm not really sure whether I want to take this guy's side of not.  ???

Suggestions & Concerns / Built in image hosting
« on: August 21, 2019, 06:28:54 PM »
I realise we have such a thing, but it gives a very unsatisfying thumbnail at the bottom of the page.

For years I used tinypic. That's about to die. I recently started using
They happen to have an integration for SMF. My suggestion is that we integrate this into the site to make it more convenient for everyone to add images.


Technology & Information / Need a pron machine
« on: July 15, 2019, 07:46:04 PM »
So I want a clean machine (won't stay clean for long) that is basically a computer where I can explore the deepest recesses of my mind. And I want to keep it separate from my work computer, work accounts, work e-mails etc. It is too easy for me to be logged into a client's google account and only realise when I'm halfway through wishing cancer on someone in youtube comments that I'm doing it via their account!  :o. I need a clean break. I also want this new machine to be ... well kind of a burner. So I can post horrific threads on this forum, or watch midget pron or stalk someone on facebook or harass celebs on Twitter ... basically a machine where I can be a public menace. I also want it separate from a personal work machine that I trust to make online financial transactions and visits to my online bank account.

So now that I know what I want it for, what do I want it to do?

  • Browse the internet.
  • Playback video. Mostly naked ladies at 1080p.
  • Kinda like the idea of it not being windows because I don't want it picking up viruses in the mucky places I intend to go.

So now to my list of candidates.

A very old windows PC (intel x64) that is from the middle ages and I re-purpose with Chrome OS or something on it. But like not having windows for this. Not sure I want google looking over my shoulder though.
A Raspberry Pi running Raspian.
An Intel Compute Stick.
A Jetson Nano.

The Pi 4 seemed like a good way forward and I was pretty settled on that, but it drops a hell of a lot of frames (read more than 50% at 1080p) during video playback on youtube (and likely pronhub) and I want the ladies to be jumping around because they are negotiating enormous choppers, not because I'm GPU bound and my Arm processor is hotter than the sun.

The Compute stick will likely give me similar issues as will an atom based NUC.

I'm kind of leaning towards the Jetson Nano. It has 128 cuda cores to help keep video playback silky smooth.

There must be other reprobates on this website. Do you have a machine for being a colossal pervert or public nuisance, and if so, what do you use and why?

Flat Earth Investigations / Is Boston Dynamics fake?
« on: June 17, 2019, 11:06:52 PM »
There is a fun video going around the internet, where a Boston Dynamics robot fights back.

And they just released the making of the video.

And this got me thinking about the real Boston Dynamics videos. I mean honestly, they are the same kind of trollish green screen.

The feet can be a give away ... they slide when they should be planted. The audio is often out of wack and the movement just doesn't look right ... usually too fast.

This thing doesn't look right. Especially around the 33-37 second mark. It is just too fast. And of course this is an incredibly stupid design for a robot that moves boxes. Why on earth would you make it look like an ostrich? And it doesn't do anything else.

All their robots look ... well just not like robots and not in a good next level way. In a CGI not real way.

They have 10 products now ... and no customers.

No one has ever bought a Boston Dynamics robot. So what is the business model?

Google sold Boston a while back. I have to wonder why? If Boston is telling lies about its robots ... maybe Theranos and the spectre of being accused of wire fraud (Alphabet is listed) made them drop it.

Anyway ... am I on my own or does anyone else think there is something very suspect about Boston? They have very very little content anywhere and it is nearly all just a few curated youtube videos.

Look at this thing jumping. If seems to float or hang in the air just before it lands some of the jumps. Like the physics isn't quite there. Look at and focus on its feet when it jumps. They are the only bit where the CGI has to interact with the room ... and this is where I think I see continuity issues.

Anyone else have any thoughts?

FYI you can step through youtube videos using the < and > keys on your keyboard to look frame by frame. Some of their videos with the dog thing look very weird like this. Again, focus on the feet.

In this video check out 1:27 ... step through the video and look at the back feet when its front foot touches the banana skin. It throws itself over like Neymar. It just doesn't look real.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Local elections
« on: May 02, 2019, 08:36:28 PM »
Today the wise British public casts its votes to decide which political parties will run its councils.

I happen to live in possibly the most important district in the country. The seat of the Prime Minister. Now she's not up for election but the council currently has 47 out of 57 Conservative seats in the district. Basically it is the strongest support for the party in the country.

The media has written my district off as a whitewash. But, I'm not seeing this. People are super unhappy with our council. In fact they absolutely hate it. Social media seems to suggest an upset. But that could just be a microcosm of vociferate hardline rebels. The result is announced in around 5-6 hours. If there is an upset it will be front page news with the media blaming Brexit. But just so you know, it will be nothing to do with Brexit. It'll be the head of the council rounding up all the homeless and detaining them during the Royal Wedding so they didn't make the place look messy and the state of our fucking roads!   >o< 

The do gooders are enraged here

Selfish bastards like me are enraged here

They've managed to upset absolutely everyone.

Flat Earth Investigations / Every map of China is wrong
« on: March 28, 2019, 07:22:35 PM »
Yeah, sounds like a bold claim but is a fact.

I find this interesting because so often round earthers claim "but google maps, but satellite images". In this video you can see not only do the Chinese alter all the maps with algorithms for foreigners so that nothing is where they say it is, they also bend the satellite images as well for the domestic market.

It is therefore no stretch to posit that you could indeed warp both the satellite image and the map into any shape you want. Say from a flat earth into a round one.

The Chinese use lots of these algorithms such as GCJ-02 or BD-09 on almost a company by company basis. Why on earth would I trust WGS-84 as being the correct one just because it is the US standard?

Suggestions & Concerns / [you] needs to stop
« on: March 16, 2019, 02:28:49 AM »
This feature is getting very annoying. If it was used sparingly like the lemon on the old site or didn't effect people like transparent text that would be fine.

But every day there are several examples of a thread with Guest in it. And I wonder if more people aren't a bit sick of Guest.

A person doesn't know if they are being addressed or if it is the annoying Guest tag. So one has to click quote, read the code and then press back back. Its not funny any more, we've all seen it to death and like I say, used sparingly it would be fine, but it is spammed all over the site several times a day. Can we end this dull joke now?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / On the Origin of Species
« on: February 23, 2019, 12:01:45 AM »

Oh dear. It seems you have the exact political leanings as I do. You must be an awful human being.

Suggestions & Concerns / Smileys are busting https
« on: December 11, 2018, 02:20:27 AM »
Hit reply to this post ... the site becomes insecure. The little smileys are all being pulled from '' and not from https. It annoys me when the little padlock gives way to a raging exclamation mark. Please add the required 's' to eliminate this mixed content issue.


Philosophy, Religion & Society / Only in Japan
« on: November 21, 2018, 08:31:44 AM »
I read this story on the BBC.

It is all kinds of f'd up and the further you read into this story, the more f'd up it becomes.

Can you imagine finding out that your father is actually an actor? And he's been getting paid to pretend to be your dad for over 10 years? Oh, and that he admits he doesn't love you, he pretends to. Oh and that your mother has since fallen in love with him but he's told her its just a job and he doesn't love her. But she keeps paying him to pretend to be your dad anyway. Oh, and that he's gonna keep being paid now that you are an adult so that if you have kids they'll think he is their grandfather.

No wonder that the suicide rate is so high in Japan. Or do you think that the child's mother has done the right thing on balance and that this is a good idea?

Suggestions & Concerns / Make Angry Ranting moar angry
« on: November 18, 2018, 09:10:46 PM »
It is too easy to confuse AR with other parts of the forum once a thread has been moved. And it has very different rules to everywhere else. CN has its own theme *shudder* and at least you know where you are when you are in there. But could we not just change a few colours and the background or something and make AR look like a place you can be angry in?

Yeah, I had to read the headline twice as well.

This is one of the most blatant and ill thought out virtue signals I have seen in a while. It comes of course, hot on the heels of Apple winning the 'stop slavery award'. Apple bravely bought colbalt for its batteries from someone who isn't using children to mine it and that gets an award, apparently.

So, let's see some of the problems with this.

1) People who are human trafficked, are in the country illegally. They don't have a permit to work there.
2) A job as a cleaner is not a skilled job and can't be justified as requiring a VISA.
3) People who are trafficked are vulnerable. They will take anything ... including min wage jobs at Apple. Who profits from human trafficking now?
4) People who have been trafficked are vulnerable for a reason. Maybe a heroine addict prostitute. Doesn't matter that you are a junkie, you start Monday.
5) You are now discriminating against the best person for the job. Your new Apple-slave may do a runner as soon as they have their greencard.
6) That best person for the job may have been a victim of child abuse or domestic violence. But you discriminated against them in favour of a foreign human traffic victim instead to get your virtue score up.
7) Pretty much anyone entering the country illegally will now immediately claim to have been trafficked to get an Apple job immediately they arrive and be fast tracked for acceptance.
8) Hi, I used to be a lawyer in my own country before I was kidnapped and sold into slavery. ... Super, you know how to use a vacuum cleaner, right?
9) Hi, I have the mental age of a 5 year old which is why I was trafficked. ... Super, you know how to use a vacumm cleaner, right?
10) Hi, I am suffering from trauma having been locked in a shed for 9 years. ... The cupboard for the vacuum cleaner is about the same size, make yourself at home.
11) Doesn't Apple hire forced labour people in China right now? Actual slaves in its factories.

This is going to cause a number of problems, it will help very few and the tax payer will pick up the bill, whilst Apple strolls off with all that virtue.

Technology & Information / Blizzard get wrecked ...
« on: November 13, 2018, 05:14:38 PM »
... at Diablo launch event.

This is brutal. What the hell were they thinking? They drag in fans of the PC originals and tell them they can have a new microtransactional filled version on their phones instead of Diablo 4.

Flat Earth Community / BBC slags off TFES again
« on: November 07, 2018, 09:00:01 AM »
Some BBC propaganda in a section they call 'ideas'. Their ideas.

I'd like you to notice the badge the man is wearing in the cartoon in that video. Look familiar?

This isn't just a hit on the flat earth movement. It's a direct assault on this site. And they don't mind stealing our intellectual property to do it.

Hopefully the license fee will be revoked and the god-awful BBC will collapse.  >:(

Maybe Pete Svarrior would like to Tweet the BBC and ask them why they used our logo in their hit piece on and lumped us in with not only climate change deniers but also holocaust deniers!

Philosophy, Religion & Society / On the notion of trolling
« on: November 04, 2018, 01:17:57 AM »
I just watched an interview with some pious lefty screaming about trolling and how people should go to prison because 'words hurt' and its damage and they are victims etc etc. By the end of the interview I think she'd only be happy if the internet is turned off forever.

But her view of how trolls are evil, and my ... *clears throat* ... yes, I have trolled in my life. But I don't think its evil. In fact I have a theory. And that's why I made a poll.

My theory
Personally, I troll because I have a curious mind. I want to know how other people think and feel about things. And a great way to do that is to get a rise out of them on the internet. When someone loses their tempter, that's the only time they'll tell you what they really think of you or your ideas. So I might set up an account on a forum somewhere or comment in news or youtube. And my comment might not necessarily be my opinion. Its an idea or discussion point. So example. Need to pick something people can't normally talk about. Something taboo. Could be racism, homosexuality, something that isn't done in polite conversation. For this example I'll pick sibling incest.

So if you ask people is it ok for people to have consensual sibling sex, society says no. However when you ask individuals, many of them say yes. If you then ask them if they would do it themselves even if they liked their sibling, they all say no. How is it ok for other people but not ok for you? It gets complicated.

Getting to the bottom of what other people think is very easy on the internet. You can't ask your mates if they'd like to have sex with their sisters. You certainly can't ask your parents if incest with siblings is fine. You can't ask
a policeman or a colleague at work. Even your best mate will look at you with suspicion after a conversation like that. But I think if you have a curious mind you want to know what goes on in other people's heads ... and there is nothing like trolling to prize that out of them. Be it the IQs of different races, transgenderism ... what is it, is it an illness, is it perversion, are they born that way? You can't poll lots of people quickly on a subject like that in real life and they will often lie or throw accusations your way. One thing about the anonymity of the internet is that not only does it mean that people can lie a lot, it also means they can be utterly honest in a way real life doesn't allow for.

And this is why I think politicians and rabid leftists misunderstand the internet. To me it is a manifestation of the human mind. Of all minds all at once. Every thought possible is on here. Every opinion. And none of it is real. The internet is no more real than any of my thoughts because that is all it is ... a collection of thoughts. Some offensive, some taboo, some wicked, some creative etc. And when you have the mind of humanity at your disposal to play with and experiment with, I have to think only a moron wouldn't troll with it.

Finally, I made this thread as I make most threads to find out how other people think about things. And in this case do you all troll like me? Do you deliberately wind up people on the BBC or youtube or wherever in order to find out more about how people tick? And as always I'm asking because I have an opinion and want to see if its unique to me, rare or very common. Maybe people do it for other reasons? But, if many people do it for my reasons and everyone in the world has tried it at least once, that's 3 billion troll posts right there. And that explains why the internet is so full of trolling. Its just people exploring the dark recesses of the human condition ... and so why would you look to censor that? For those that can't handle it, stop using it. Same as watching a horror movie if you're sensitive. but that also tells me the internet isn't as dangerous as many make out. We've all thought about killing someone at one time. Very few would actually do it. Its just a thought, and so are the things written on the internet.

I should add, I don't ask the question because I want the answer. I ask the question because I always want to know what other people think the answer is. That's more interesting to me.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / £20,000 a fart
« on: October 18, 2018, 09:18:52 PM »
Would you let someone fart in your face for £20,000?

Is £20,000 the required amount of compensation for such an incident? By my reckoning, I owe my sister about £6million.

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